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. one study found that walmart employees in california were nearly 40% more likely to use public assistance to make ends meet. costing the state's taxpayers $86 million annually. that means people with jobs in that state are still having to turn to the public safety net to get by. because working at walmart is not sustainable employment. if walmart became the standard across all retailers in california, taxpayers would have to subsidize their fellow workers with an additional $410 million a year. yet according to a study by the policy development and advocacy administration, it would only cost a typical shopper $17.73 a year if walmart paid its employees at least $25,000 a year. if that became the standard, more than 700,000 americans would be lifted out of poverty. that's the key here. because while walmart may not be alone in its low-wage minimal labor benefit practices, as the nation's biggest player can set the standards that make the difference. as the venerable sam walton once said, we work together, we'll lower the cost of living for everyone. we'll give the world an oppor
grew up on at farm in california making up raising cat toll send herself to college. >> what i learned was to love work. i'm happiest when i am engage and thinking and striving. >> chris: she got into computers in 1984 she and her then husband started cisco systems that found a way to link networks of computers. venture capital people were running cisco. >> chris: how do you get fired from a company you started? >> we got taken to the cleaners. part of that if you don't have a contract, i got fired by the same guy that fired steve jobs. [ laughter ] >> chris: she had a second act. she started a company called urban decay and in 1996 she bought the farm. >> it's been historically people who had disposable income that made strides in farming. look at george washington. >> she raises war horses that go back centuries. scott hyland cattle and turkeys she says tastes better. >> chris: how much does a turkey cost compared to the grocery store? >> our turkeys are expensive, i think they are running about $160-200. >> there are questions about how to make this kind of farming profitable but wh
. the press democrat in california has this headline, big drop this em grants handed over to feds. it's about how fewer people are being turned over to authorities in sonoma county. and the seattle times has an article titled, microsoft seeks more foreign workers. it's offered to pay a boun dee to the government in exchange for extra visas to import more foreign workers. >>> a look at the best of lighter moments with and i've been asking mika about a holiday dinner she'd like to forget. >> can i ask you, you brought up something that this just brought to mind. with your father being who is he in the carter administration, you being a democrat, you have these two brothers, one of whom works for mitt romney, what in the world is your dinner like around the thank giving table? >> we've had some bad ones. seriously. >> my mother hates it when i tell that story. >> thanksgiving 2004, middle of the iraq war. >> it was that the boys were not getting along. >> ian worked for don rumsfeld, mark worked for bill clinton and is now an ambassador in sweden for barack obama. and they get into a fight. >> y
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